Ihedioha Slams Ganduje over Supreme Court Judgement on Imo Guber Election

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Emeka Ihedioha on Tuesday berated the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on the Supreme Court judgement on 14th January, 2020 that annulled his (Ihedioha) election as Imo State governor, ThisDay reports.

Over a year since the Supreme Court annulled his election as governor of Imo State, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday, slammed the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, urging him to seek the face of God for forgiveness.

Ihedioha spoke at the Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, venue of the public presentation of the book, “Scents of Power,” written by renown journalist, Dr. Amanze Obi.

It all started when the Kano state governor, who was the chief guest of honour at the event, recognised in order of protocol, dignitaries on the high table which included Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Senators Ben Obi and Kabiru Gaya, among others.

Curiously, he left out Idehioha, an action that did not go well with the former governor.

Called to give his address as Special Guest of Honour, Ihedioha used the opportunity to tell his former colleague what he considered some home truths.

He said: “When Governor Ganduje made his address, he chose not to recognise Emeka Ihedioha. I wasn’t disturbed. It only confirmed what I know. I am sure it confirmed what all of you know: Governor Ganduje belong to the class that is convenient to say but won’t admit that I was the man popularly elected as the governor of Imo state by Imo people. The facts are sacred and history remains history. Our actions in life remain historical and there is nothing we can do about them.

“Governor Ganduje knew when I was Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and we interfaced. As governors, we shared the Economic Council together and he was aware that I won my election resoundingly but he knew why happened.”

Amidst round of applause, Ihedioha turned to the governor, who was obviously stunned and charged. “Governor Ganduje, I pray that God will give you the courage one day to confess and ask for atonement. Only truth can set us free.”

Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Election Tribunal and Appeal Court affirmed the election but on January 14, 2020, a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad annulled the election and urged INEC to declare Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), winner of the poll.

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